Originally Posted by bass addict
Most people don't care, which is great. I don't care about them selling for the same price; I don't like pushing people into pre order pricing only to have that end up as the actual sale price.
Like I said, that's just me. The pre order guys do the dirty work, and build the hype with pics and data. That then stirs the market and sells more drivers for SI. The pre order guys should get a small break as early adopters.
If you're OK with them duping early adopters into a "pre order" price game, that's cool. I just don't believe business should be done that way and won't support them in the future (and I've purchased a lot of SI drivers over the years) Rant off.
Well, FWIW, this time once again, the dirty work was done by the proto's that went out, all the while they were working on the first pre-order. They sold a LOT quicker than I think SI thought they would, so those les fortunate to get in on the first should get in on this one, cuz I am pretty sure this is the last chance you will see the $162 price-tag. Nick already stated that they were going to keep it at $190 so this is a pleasant surprise to those that didn't get in on the first round. Just sayin.
Originally Posted by trancemitr
Okay, I haven't even started constructing my theater (that'll be this summer), but my birthday's coming up so I'm thinking about asking for a pair of these. I'm not sure what I'll want to build though. The room will likely be roughly 9.5x20x8 or 11x21x8 depending on where the wife lets me put it. Anyway, not very big.
I was thinking two individual subs behind an acoustically transparent screen, but maybe a dual-opposed would be better? What would really be the benefits? Right now I have an old 15" Adire Tempest in a ported sonotube. Either way will be a big step up... and certainly overkill.
It looks like for individual boxes I'd need the d4, but for the dual-opposed I'd need the d2. Is that correct?
The sonosub was an easy build, and it looks like this are okay for downward firing. If I go with individuals, is there any good reason not to go with sonosubs again since they won't be seen?
Any opinions would be appreciated. I know I'll have to act quick if I want the d4 drivers. Thanks.
let me get to this tomorrow, but if no one else answers and I forget, PM and I will be happy to help
Originally Posted by NicksHitachi
If SI can offer these prices to more people and more people get a chance at a great deal on some good woofers, i dont see why all the fuss.
Sounds like a win-win to me. Remember it is a Pre-order and there is some assumed risk in a preorder with a small company especially in this economical environment. People could just as easily lose their money if the company has a serious misfortune. A $40 discount is a very "fair" compensation for that risk IMHO.
Actually, SI is one and the same with Obsidian Audio and Sundown for the most part, they are much more established, but more-so in the car audio realm. This was nick's first foray into HT and I have to say, now that I have 4 of my 8 running, he hit a GRAND SLAM with these drivers. All the due-diligence was done, and making the drivers more compliant while handling the inductance by tossing a ring in there, he really made a woofer worth many commercial co's attention for their future builds. I see a good future for SI/Obsidian/Sundown. You should see some of the prototypes I got to see last time I was down at the shop.......